Bull Draw Fire


Incident #: UPD-258
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 14.6 miles NNW of Nucla, CO
Acres: 36,520
Agency: Montrose Interagency Dispatch Center (CO-MTC)
Dispatch Notes: Contain: 10/11/18 1530control: 11/01/18 1255

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 3 hours, 9 mins ago — FINAL Bull Draw Fire Update Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018Acres: 36,549 acres as of September 23 at 1800Containment: 95%Personnel: 21 TODAY is the LAST day that a Daily Update will be released. The Bull Draw Fire Facebook will be updated regularly through today. Starting Monday October 1st, the page will be used to update the public as conditions change and new information becomes available. The fire information phone number will no longer be available after 8:00 pm today. Please contact Grand Valley Ranger District at 970-242-8211 with any questions you have. Public Safety: Increased fire activity will provide an increase in smoke and causes low visibility along Divide Road. For the safety of the public and fire personnel, travelers are asked to travel slowly, turn on headlights, and use extreme caution along the Divide Road with the presence of fire crews and equipment. Crews will stop traffic if necessary until conditions improve and travel can be done safely. Hunters with...


Incident Contact
Bull Draw Fire Information
Email: 2018_coupd_bulldrawfire@firenet.gov
Phone: 970-578-0213
Hours: 8am - 8pm
Fire Unit Information
Uncompahgre Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Montrose, CO 81401

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Sunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 11:15 AM
12 miles NW Nucla, CO
Incident Commander
M, Schultz, IC4
38.457 latitude, -108.665 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
36,549 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Thursday November 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Dead and down aspen along with serviceberry / snowberry understory providing available fuel as fire creeps and smolders through the aspen understory.
Dead fuel moisture levels: 1000-hr: 7% (5680'), 11% (8000'). Live fuels: sage 70-80%; juniper 70%; oak 90-100%; ponderosa 100%
Significant Events
Mild fire behavior with activity backing at ground level, mostly in heavies. Majority of fire behavior is near National Forest System Road (NFSR) 407 and well within the interior of fire perimeter. Falling aspen leaves provide fuel to fire.


Planned Actions
The fire is in patrol and monitor status. Current resources will remain on the fire until a season ending event occurs. This means a significant amount of moisture, possible snow.
Projected Incident Activity
Patrol and monitor. Resources will be released as needed.
Incident Ownership
Private: 313 acres
Montrose County private acres: 10
Mesa County private acres: 303
BLM: 9,968 acres
Grand Junction Field Office: 45 acres
Uncompahgre Field Office: 9,923 acres
Uncompahgre National Forest: 21,809 acres
FS, Mesa County: 10,785 acres
FS, Montrose County: 9,514 acres